Monday, December 19, 2011

The Best Albums of 2011

Our favorite album of the year: Bon Iver's Bon Iver

50 Panda Bear - Tomboy (Paw Tracks) [buy the album]

49 Nicole Atkins - Mondo Amore (Razor & Tie) [buy the album]

48 GIVERS - In Light (Glassnote) [buy the album]

47 Admiral Fallow - Boots Met My Face (Lo-Five) [buy the album]

46 The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow (Sensibility Music) [buy the album]

45 Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne (Def Jam) [buy the album]

44 Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song (Atlantic) [buy the album]

43 Other Lives - Tamer Animals (TBD) [buy the album]

42 Feist - Metals (Cherrytree/Interscope) [buy the album]

41 Neon Indian - Era Extra├▒a (Mom & Pop) [buy the album]

40 M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Mute) [buy the album]

39 The Barr Brothers - The Barr Brothers (Secret City) [buy the album]

38 Girls - Father Son Holy Ghost (True Panther) [buy the album]

37 Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (Sub Pop) [buy the album]

36 Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) (Lost Highway) [buy the album]

35 Wye Oak - Civilian (Merge) [buy the album]

34 Fucked Up - David Comes to Life (Matador) [buy the album]

33 Foster the People - Torches (Columbia) [buy the album]

32 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - It's a Corporate World (Warner Bros.) [buy the album]

31 Real Estate - Days (Domino) [buy the album]

30 Matthew Ryan - I Recall Standing As Though Nothing Could Fall (Dear Future Collection) [buy the album]

29 Jill Andrews - The Mirror (Thirty Tigers) [buy the album]

28 Toro y Moi - Underneath the Pine (Carpark) [buy the album]

27 The War On Drugs - Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian) [buy the album]

26 The Drums - Portamento (Frenchkiss) [buy the album]

25 The Decemberists - The King is Dead (Capitol) [buy the album]

24 My Morning Jacket - Circuital (ATO/RED) [buy the album]

23 James Blake - James Blake (Universal Republic) [buy the album]

22 WATERS - Out in the Light (TBD) [buy the album]

21 Lucinda Williams - Blessed (Lost Highway) [buy the album]

20 Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo (Matador) [buy the album]

19 WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain (LYF Recordings) [buy the album]

18 Blind Pilot - We Are the Tide (Expunged) [buy the album]

17 Ha Ha Tonka - Death of a Decade (Bloodshot) [buy the album]

16 Generationals - Actor-Caster (Park the Van) [buy the album]

15 The Antlers - Burst Apart (Frenchkiss) [buy the album]

14 Destroyer - Kaputt (Merge) [buy the album]

13 Adele - 21 (Columbia) [buy the album]

12 Wilco - The Whole Love (dBpm/ANTI-) [buy the album]

11 tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l (4AD) [buy the album]

10 Washed Out - Within and Without (Sub Pop) [buy the album]

9 The Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart (Sub Pop) [buy the album]

8 Yuck - Yuck (Fat Possum) [buy the album]

7 Cults - Cults (Columbia) [buy the album]

6 Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum) [buy the album]

5 Active Child - You Are All I See (Vagrant) [buy the album]

4 Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop) [buy the album]

3 Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire (Pax-Am/Capitol) [buy the album]

2 Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation (Fat Possum) [buy the album]

1 Bon Iver - Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar) [buy the album]


  1. Excellent list! I would have moved up the GIVERS and the cults down, but all in all great job!

  2. Wonderful list, must agree with pretty much most this list!

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  4. I look at all that music and feel like they were released just few years ago. One or two. But not six! How strange the time is. The older you get, the faster years are passing by. It feels like I've started working at CustomWritingjust few month ago. And in reality two and a half years passed